This question is debated:
In the decades before the war, revivalism taught people that they could be bold when confronting religious authority and that when churches weren't living up to the believers' expectations, the people could break off and form new ones.
How does this concept relate to challenging political authority?
Please allow some of my personal notes to help:
First of all, you might compare the First Great Awakening to challenging political authorities for various reasons. For example, the religious revitalization not only caused American citizens to question their current religious beliefs, but they also were encouraged to trust and question their ...
The First Great Awakening is briefly overviewed.